Monday, July 11, 2016


Former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakshe Has Given A Statement To FCID

The former defense secretary and former president Mahinda Rajapakshe's brother Gotabaya Rajapakshe has yesterday(11) given a statement to police financial crimes investgations division (FCID) regarding an allegation leveled against him.

The former defense secretary was given a statement to FCID regarding allegedly using of money belonging to a state institution to build D.A Rajapaksha memorial museaum.



Around 2000 Acres Of Land Belonging To Mahamewna Asapuwa In,Halpe,Ella Area Had Been Destroyed Due To A Fire

Around 2000 acres of land attached to a mountain belonging to mahamewna asapuwa in halpe,ella area (in Badulla District) had been destroyed due to a sudden fire that occurred yesterday (10) according to reports.

The fire has been doused  completely at around 2 a.m today jointly by Badulla District Disaster Managment Unit along with fire brigades in badulla and bandarawela  urban councils,ella police ,Army and Air Force personal it has been reported.

Police believed that this fire has occurred as a result of a person setting fire in surrounding forest area of mahamewna asapuwa,

Around 35,000 Persons In Northern Province Have Been Unemployed- Labor Minister

Around 35,000 persons in Northern Province have been reported as unemployed at present according to Minister of Labor and Trade Union Relations W.D.J Seneviratne.

The latest statistics available has been revealed that the unemployment rate  in Northern Province is on the increase Minister Seneviratne has stressed.

Around 10,000 are being employed  at present in 3200 institutions situated in the province he has further added.


VAT To Remain As 11% Until A Relevent Legislation Passed AT Parliament

As the supreme court issued an interim order to suspend the VAT (value added tax) increase VAT will remain as 11% until a relevent legislation is passed in the parliament the minister of finance Ravi Karunanayake has stated today (11).

Once the legislation passed at the parliament VAT will be increased by 4% from 11% to 15% the minister has revealed.

Earlier government has announced a VAT increase on certain goods and services by 4% with effect from 02nd of may this year.Due to this prices of most of the essential goods including food to cloths in the market had risen and caused various difficulties to  consumers.

MP Namal Rajapakshe Was Remanded Until 18th Of July By Colombo Fort Magistrate

The Hambanthota District MP Namal Rajapakshe who was detained by Police financial crimes investigations division(FCID) this noon  has been remanded until 18th of July by the Colombo Fort Magistrate short while ago.

The MP was remanded after being produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrate.He was detained this noon by the FCID over an allegation leveled against him regarding his involvement in an illegal financial transaction with an Indian real estate  Company "Krish" Group.


Supreme Court Issued An Interim Order By Suspending The Increase Of VAT

Image result for court orderThe supreme court has today(11) issued an interim order by suspending the increase of value added tax(VAT).

Supreme Court has issued the order after considering a petition filed by National Freedom Front leader MP Wimal Weerawansha seeking a court order to revoke the decision on increasing VAT.

The petition has sought a court interim order to prevent relevant authorities from ordering the public to pay VAT and it also argued that parliament approval is must before the VAT is increased.

Government has increased VAT on certain goods and services by 4% with effect from 02nd of May 2016.

Around 29 Passengers Injured And Hospitalized Due To A Bus Accident In Kandy

Image result for accidentAround 29 passengers including 06 school children were injured and hospitalized this morning as the bus they were traveling in veered off the  Kandy-Madulkelle road and crashed into a wall.

 The injured were admitted to the Madulkelle Base Hospital for treatment.
 Panvila Police are conducting investigations on the accident.



MP Namal Rajapakshe Has Been Detained By FCID

Image result for financial crimes investigation divisionParliamentarian  and former president Mahinda Rajapakshe's eldest son Namal Rajapakshe has been detained by Police Crimes Financial Investigation Division(FCID) short while ago over a financial irregularity filed against him.

MP Rajapakshe was detained after he has given a statement to FCID regarding the irregularity.He is due to be produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrate this evening.

MP Namal Rajapakshe's uncle former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakshe too arrived at FCID this morning to give a statement regarding allegation leveled against him.

79 Corona Positives Had Been Discharged From Hospitals Today (02)

A total of 79 Corona positives had been discharged today (02) from Hospitals after full recovery it has been reported . Accordingly th...